Category: Games

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WoW Launcher Update

A new version of the launcher is available, be sure to either run your launcher and let it update, or grab the newest version here.

The new version adds a checkbox that allows you to use World of Warcraft’s “Launcher.exe” as the launch target instead of “Wow.exe”, as well as the command line argument “-forceupdate” to force the application to update itself.

PS: This is probably going to be one of the last versions of this program. The code has become extremely¬†unmanageable due to how sloppy my coding was when I started this, and I personally don’t play WoW anymore.

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Call for feature requests!


Right now, my WoW launcher is pretty much complete.
I honestly can’t think of much else to add to it (in its current form).

So I’m throwing this out there:
Are there any features you would like to see implemented?

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World of Warcraft Launcher v1.2

After a day or so of changing the code for the launcher I wrote a year or so ago, I’ve fully updated my launcher to use the windows registry instead of a flat database file as it did before. This will be faster, more efficient, and more portable. Realms you create will not span across multiple windows user accounts like before. Instead, they will be persistent wherever you place the executable on your user account.

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Under the Hood: World of Warcraft – Logging In

Welcome to the first of many planned ‘Under the Hood’ articles. This article series will take you inside a program and explain how things work – and sometimes how to expand on them to add functionality to their existing code base.

This time, we’ll be looking at World of Warcraft version 2.4.3 (Which is far from the newest version, for obvious reasons). If you’re familiar with the game, you’re no doubt aware that it’s filled with playable elves, ogres, trolls, and even punt-able gnomes. What you may not know is what goes on behind the scenes during the process of logging on, selecting a realm to play on, creating a character, and finally logging on to that character to play the game.

World of Warcraft's Logon Screen [Continue Reading…]